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ArtChangeUS Remap: Detroit

Discussion: Politics of Culture-led Revitalization and Urban Futures

7615 Oakland Avenue Detroit, MI 48211
October 6, 2016

What must be kept, preserved and not taken for granted? Urban futures and city revitalization efforts are all too often framed as progressive actions toward more desirable projected outcomes. This future conversation starts with the premise that there are and should be cultural forms, norms and places that are dearly and deeply held, appropriately resourced and recognized even as we undertake the fundamental societal changes to place, infrastructure, and the economy that may be necessary.

Facilitator: Cézanne Charles – Creative Many
Erik Howard – Expressions/Young Nation
Ryan Myers-Johnson – Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts
Vicky Holt Takamine – PA’I Foundation
Nyasia Valdez – Young Nation/The Alley Project

All photos by Sarah Nesbitt for Creative Many Michigan